Airport station (MARTA)

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Logo of the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority.svg
S7
Airport Pictograms-nps-airport.svg
MARTA rapid transit station
MARTA Airport Station; Atlanta Airport.jpg
Island platform at Airport
LocationHartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport
South Airport Terminal
Atlanta, GA 30320
Coordinates33°38′27″N 84°26′47″W / 33.640758°N 84.446341°W / 33.640758; -84.446341Coordinates: 33°38′27″N 84°26′47″W / 33.640758°N 84.446341°W / 33.640758; -84.446341
Owned byMARTA
Line(s)
Platforms1 island platform
Tracks2
ConnectionsATL SkyTrain
Construction
Structure typeElevated
ParkingAirport Parking
Bicycle facilitiesNone
Disabled accessYes
Other information
Station codeS7
History
OpenedJune 18, 1988
Traffic
Passengers (2013)9,173 (avg. weekday)[1]Steady 0%
Services
Preceding station   MARTA   Following station
TerminusGold Line
toward Doraville
Red Line

Airport is an elevated rail station and southern terminus on the Red and Gold lines of the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) rail system, located at Hartsfield Jackson Atlanta International Airport. It is served by the Gold Line at all times, while the Red Line generally serves it all day until 8:30 PM on weekdays and 8:50 PM on weekends when there is no scheduled track maintenance. It features one of only two Ridestores, the only other one being at Five Points.

The upper level consists of an island platform between two tracks, while the mezzanine contains the fare gates inside the airport terminal. Since all trains are northbound from here, the island platform is set up such that the "southbound" side is for Doraville (Gold Line) trains and the "northbound" side is for North Springs (Red Line) trains. This is the second busiest railway station on the MARTA system, only surpassed by Five Points.

This station provides access to the airport's North and South Terminals. Free transfer service is provided outside and across the street by the ATL Skytrain to the Georgia International Convention Center and the new Consolidated Rental Car Facility.

The Airport station is located within the city limits of College Park and is the only station in Clayton County.

Station layout[edit]

P
Platform level
Northbound Gold Line toward Doraville (College Park)
Island platform, doors will open on the left / right
Northbound Red Line toward North Springs (College Park)
Gold Line (select trains) toward Doraville (College Park)
G Street level Entrance/Exit, fare barriers, ATL SkyTrain to airport

History[edit]

The Airport station was opened on June 18, 1988. The station was actually built 8 years earlier during the construction of the airport terminal, on September 21, 1980. However, it was not connected to the rest of the system until the line reached the station in 1988 with the construction of the College Park Station, which was completed the same day the Airport station was opened.

Nearby landmarks and popular destinations[edit]

Other transit connections[edit]

  • ATL Skytrain to the Georgia International Convention Center and the Consolidated Rental Car Facility[2]

See also[edit]

Plane Train - Another Automated People Mover, similar to the ATL Skytrain, within the airport and underground for travel between terminals.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2014 Transportation Fact Book" (PDF). Atlanta Regional Commission. Retrieved 22 July 2015.
  2. ^ "Hartsfield-Jackson's Rental Car Center (RCC)-ATL SkyTrain". Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. Department of Aviation-City of Atlanta. Archived from the original on 18 July 2015. Retrieved 22 July 2015.

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